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Old 10-09-2004, 10:40 PM   #61
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Basically, the dietician told me to reduce my carbs, eat more veggies, I can still eat fruit but not alot because of the sugar content. Also, control my portion sizes. Which I have been doing over the past 5 months, that is how I lost 35 pounds. Exercise is also good. For more info. try this website.

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that is one thing I don't have in my family... but I have enough of everything else.. I watch how much salt I have and fat intake.. there is a lot of cancer and heart disease in my family..so I always try to stay in shape.. I'm a big vegie/fruit person.. but I don't limit myself that much.
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:52 PM   #63
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I never put extra salt on anything and sometimes when I am cooking depending on the recipe I omit the salt. I have never been a huge sugar eater, either. But the sad thing is both salt and sugar are hidden in so many prepared foods. All the more reason to cook from scratch.
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yeah, even as a kid, I didn't eat that much sugar.. I liked my candy, don't get me wrong, but not like a lot of my friends did. What is hard for me, I would rather have something salty than something sweet. A big one for me is I love V8 juice.. I could drink it by the gallon..but it's LOADED with sodium.. I have tried the low-salt version and it's horrible.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:10 PM   #65
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salsa is probably my downfall. I try to make my own and just don't add salt.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:19 PM   #66
 
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yeah, making salsa is easy!.. all I do is use chopped, seeded tomato, chopped red onion, chopped gr pepper, fresh basil or cilantro, some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. and alittle olive oil.. throw it in the processor and mix until chunky/smooth.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:48 PM   #67
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Janelle's Salsa

3-4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste, roughly 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of each

Mix all ingredients together or blended together in a food processor.
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sounds good.. yeah, I forgot the garlic.. lol.. YOU CANNOT forget that!.. lol.. we need therapy Sierra.. like the topic way down... we're in a coffee category talking about salsa.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:07 AM   #69
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I know I thought about that when we started. My apologies to deadly sushi.
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someone said once and I can't remember who it was.. it's funny to see how a topic starts out and the direction it takes after awhile.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:14 AM   #71
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what are you two girls doing up so late?! I got home from work about half an hour ago and am catching up reading what I missed today. Sorry to hear about the diabetes thing, SC. Hope you can manage it in stride.
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To get a back on the subject: Today, I was good and had a non-fat milk, no sugar latte. It was not as good as my normal caramel mocha, but it will do. Better than nothing I guess.
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I don't know what I'm doing up so late.. seems I'm a night owl these days.. I don't have to get up in the morning and have my work caught up for the week.. I'm not really tired.. so, here I am!
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It is only 10:20 here and tomorrow is my sleep in day. So, I don't have any worries!!
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Coffee!

S/C try splenda in your coffee..better than sugar twin and the others.
Also those of us who have DM (diabetis) have to give up white things..rice, potatoes,bread, pasta.. etc. carbs turn to sugar.
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That is what my dietician told me. Thank heaven I don't put sugar in my normal coffee. Just a little powdered non-dairy creamer.
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what are you two girls doing up so late?! I got home from work about half an hour ago and am catching up reading what I missed today. Sorry to hear about the diabetes thing, SC. Hope you can manage it in stride.
Thanks, mudbug. It will just take some getting used to.
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Re: Coffee!

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S/C try splenda in your coffee..better than sugar twin and the others.
Also those of us who have DM (diabetis) have to give up white things..rice, potatoes,bread, pasta.. etc. carbs turn to sugar.
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Marge, since diabetes and heart problems run in my family, I have started the "no white stuff" diet. I have lost 30 pounds since Mother's Day and I am still losing. I do cheat once in a while, but I gata have my lemon merengue pie. I use Splenda also and have gotten used to it.
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Coffee!

Good for you! Wish I could lose some but with DM I am always hungry..not on meds yet.
S/C non dairy creamer is not good for you..sugar! ( not calling you sugar..LOL telling you what is in the product.
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